Back in May, I shared my bright hair routine. In this post, I spoke about how I use three brushes to look after my hair. I shared the post on Twitter and tagged the brands, which soon led to Tangle Teezer getting in touch. Pleased to see I’m a fan of ‘The Original’, they were interested to see if they could convert me to using three of their brushes.
Tangle Teezer were kind enough to send me another beautiful variation of ‘The Original’, a brush for blowdrying, as well as ‘The Ultimate Finishing Tool’. Here’s what I made of them.
If you’ve ever heard of Tangle Teezer, it’s likely because of this brush. Their first invention took the world by storm and was marketing as the ultimate detangling hairbrush. I’ve seen a number of variations of it, in fact I think I used to own a knock off from the Poundshop. I shop there a lot (as you may have seen from my recent tweets/PSAs), but nothing compares to The Original.
A lot of hair dressers and articles online advise you not to brush your hair when it’s wet as it can break easily. However, if I don’t brush my hair beforehand it dries funny. So, what are you do to? The Original takes all the stress out of detangling your hair with two-tiered teeth. This makes a difference as my cheap knock off had one thin set of teeth and pulled a lot of my hair out. Tangle Teezer’s brush leaves your hair feeling smooth, soft and shiny. It won’t stop any hair falling out (because a little breakage is to be expected), but it’s minimal. The brush is best for using on wet hair, but I’ve used it on a particularly knotty dry day too!
Another cool thing about this brush is how many colour options are available! They sent me ‘Pink Rebel’ and I love it. I also really like the look of their Mix&Match range, which are available in eight colours for both top and teeth. Starting from £11.00, I think this brush is worth every penny.
Large Round Tool
Next in Tangle Teezer’s ‘3 steps to fabulous hair’ routine is blow-drying. There’s a number of brushes available for each step, which I think is pretty cool. It’s nice to have such choice for every day tools. When it comes to hair and makeup, this is definitely a factor that can sway me.
They sent me their ‘Large Round Tool’ (there is a small size available as well) and it’s honestly one of the most highest quality brushes I’ve ever used. Like most blow-styling tools, the brush can pick up your hair from the root as you blow dry. I’ve always liked how they do this in the salon, it makes my hair soft and straight with less heat. I’d normally have to blow dry then straighten it. If you use this brush and a styling spray beforehand, you’re definitely causing less damage to your hair.
What I like most about this brush is the fact there is no need to to roll or wrap your hair around it. Tangle Teezer state on their website that the ‘hair snakes through the tool with no pulling or tugging‘, which makes re-creating that salon finish at home all the more easier.
The Ultimate Finishing Tool
Available in pink and black, The Ultimate Finishing Tool is most definitely my favourite brush from Tangle Teezer. Not only is it a gorgeous shade of pink, it’s one of the most versatile brushes I’ve used.
The teeth are different to The Original, but it can still be used to detangle. It’s similar to a boar bristle brush in that respect, the tips are softer and it leaves your hair with a natural shine. I mostly use this brush at the end of the day to get rid of any knots and before I plait my hair at night. I have found it’s really great for perfecting up-dos, I find it hard to achieve a bump-less ponytail sometimes. If you’re somebody who likes volume, you can use this finishing tool to ‘back-brush’ as well. In addition to that, their website also states it’s great maintaining hair extensions, clip-ins and weaves too!
Best of all, it’s super easy to hold. This isn’t something I’ve ever considered before, but when I first used the brush it was something I noticed immediately. This could mean it’s more accessible in comparison to some of the other brushes currently on the market.
I definitely use these three brushes the most when looking after my hair, but I haven’t completely ruled out the others either. My boar bristle brush, The Original, and The Ultimate Styling tool from Tangle Teezer are probably my top three.
Their brushes are a little more on the high end side, but you really do get what you pay for. They’re fun, vibrant and customisable, high quality, cruelty-free, and some of the best brushes I’ve ever used.
This post contains PR samples, but all opinions are my own.